IPMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Paper pattern of IIM Indore IPMAT has been fairly similar over the years. The pattern of IPMAT 2018 is:

  • IPMAT 2018 is an objective-type test comprising MCQs and Short Answer questions
  • There are two sections namely Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability
  • There are 100 questions in total with a time duration of  2 hours
  • Each correct answer carries 4 marks. 
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer for MCQs.
  • There is No Negative marking for Short Answer (SA) questions
  • Candidates must answer the sections in a pre-specified order and this order is same for all the candidates.
  • Quantitative Ability section has a time limit of 80 minutes
  • Verbal Ability section has a time limit of 40 minutes.

IPM Aptitude Test 2018 Structure:

Section Name
Questions format
Number of Questions
Time duration for the section (In minutes)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Multiple choice (MCQs)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Short Answer (SA)
Verbal Ability (VA)
Multiple Choice (MCQs)


IIM Indore IPM AT 2018 Exam: Key topics and marking system

Key Topics
Total Number of Questions
Time Allotted
Marks for Right Answer
Marks for Wrong Answer
Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Ability: Percentages, Profit and Loss, Number System, Average
Data Interpretation (DI)
Logical Reasoning (LR)
80 Mins
1 (only for 40 MCQs)
Verbal Ability
Reading Comprehension;
Vocabulary; Para Jumble & Logical Completion of Paragraph
40 Mins
120 Mins

Questions are asked from a range of topics like Percentages, Profit and Loss, SI and Cl. Number System, Average, Mixture and Solution, Ratio and Proportion, Time Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Progressions, Geometry and Mensuration, Inequalities, Logarithms and Graphs.


IPM 2017 had questions from Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR) also. In AT 2016, for the first time, Quantitative Ability section had questions from Matrices, Determinants and basic questions from trigonometry.


Verbal Ability Topics: This section consists of

  • Reading Comprehension: 2-3 passages with 5 questions each. The passages were asked from economy, culture and developmental issues.
  • Vocabulary: Around 10-12questions on Antonyms and Synonyms,
  • Other types of questions:Other types of questions in this section include Para Jumble& Logical Completion of Paragraph, Best Summary questions, Word Usage, Fill in the Blanks and Proper Usage of Words.

Calculation of Composite Score
IIM Indore calculates IPMAT Composite Score as:

  • Score in Quantitative Ability 60 x (Candidate's Score — Min. Score)/(Max. Score — Min. Score)
  • Score in Verbal Ability 40 x (Candidate's Score — Min. Score)/(Max. Score — Min. Score)
  • Aptitude Test Score (ATS) Sum of above scores (max 100)
  • Based on above Composite Score, Candidates with highest Scores in each category are invited for interview. For final admission interviews, weightages are:
  • Weightage of Exam = 50%
  • Weightage of Personal Interview = 35%
  • Weightage for WAT=15%

IIM Indore IPMAT exam paper has two sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning & Verbal Ability& Reading Comprehension. In previous papers, there were 60 Questions in Section 1 of IPMAT and 40 in Section 2. Take IIM Indore IPM 2018 Mock test now.